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    1819 Half Dollar, O-114, Amazing MS65+
    The Finest Example Extant

    1819 50C O-114, R.3, MS65+ PCGS. This high-end Gem is not only the finest of the variety -- identified by a die line on the eagle's neck feathers -- it ranks among the finest 1819 half dollars extant. The only finer non-overdate 1819 half known is the Pogue O-107 example in MS66. The Pogue collection also included two 1819/8 pieces in Premium Gem condition. This important offering should stimulate intense competition when it crosses the block. Softly frosted mint luster shines through deep tones of gold, violet, and blue. This high-end Gem is fully struck. Four small ticks appear above the eagle's left wing and head. For the variety, it ranks as the numerically finest-known according to the Steve Herrman listing and it is tied for finest based on the Donald Parsley reference. By way of the Plus designation, it is the finest on the certified population charts. Population (all Normal Date varieties included): 10 in 65 (2 in 65+), 2 finer (11/16).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24FB, Variety PCGS# 39553, Base PCGS# 6117)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2017
    4th-9th Wednesday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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    The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato

    The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato is the culmination of more than 10 years of research into the Draped Bust Small Eagle half dollar series, one of the most coveted type coins in American numismatics and one about which remarkably little has been written.

    This work will be the premier reference for 1796-1797 half dollars for years to come. Institutions having an extensive numismatic library or coin cabinet will find it a valuable complement to their holdings, and catalogers charged with writing up specimens for auction can now have an indispensable source of background and pedigree information. Likewise, coin dealers seeking to purchase one or more '96 or '97 half dollars for a client or for inventory, and collectors who own, have owned, or desire to own one will want this important reference work for their libraries.

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